Jammy Awards Announce 7th Jammy Awards Nominations

April 4, 2008

 Fans can vote for the Jammys at www.jammys.com. "Like the scene that it celebrates the Jammys is a true grassroots event. Ever since Year One, the awards have been voted upon by the discerning ears of the fans," explains the event's co-founder, Dean Budnick, editor-in-chief of Jambands.com and senior editor of Relix, who has overseen the nomination process since the outset.

The diverse slate of nominees includes such artists as the Beastie Boys (Studio Album of the Year), Neil Young (Archival Album of the Year) and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (Studio Album of the Year),  as well as such staples as Widespread Panic, moe., North Mississippi Allstars and the Allman Brothers Band all of whom received multiple nominations.

The show's co-hosts are nominated: Grace Potter in the song category ("Ah Mary") and Warren Haynes with Gov't Mule in the Live Performance of the year category. Haynes and Potter also received a collective nomination for Tour of the Year (Gov't Mule and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on the Mighty High Tour).

A complete list of the nominations is below.

Produced by Relix Magazine, Jambands.com, and Peter Shapiro, The Jammys  has become one of New York City’s premiere events and one of the top grassroots music events in the world, hosting countless historic musical  moments, and drawing international acclaim for pairing the stars of the  improvisational music scene with leading artists from across the musical  spectrum.

 This year’s ceremony and all-star concert will mark the seventh  installment of The Jammys, and will feature a special Lifetime  Achievement Award presentation to jamband giant * Phish *. The performers  for this year’s concert will be announced in the coming weeks.

Taylor Guitars, the innovative world-leading guitar manufacturer, is a  7th Jammy Award sponsor, and is making a personalized statement in  support of live music with its own unique contribution to the  festivities: each Jammy award will feature the actual neck of a Taylor  guitar!

eMusic, the world’s largest retailer of independent music, has signed on  as a sponsor of the 7th Jammy Awards, and will be the presenter of the eMusic Download of the Year award.  "The Jammys celebrates some of today's most vital and creative music," said Rob Wetstone, eMusic VP of Label Relations.  "We're proud to support the awards for another year and acknowledge the independent spirit of live music."

THE 2008 JAMMY AWARD NOMINEES:

 Live Performance of the Year
 ----------------------------
 1. Gov't Mule with John Paul Jones, Bob Weir,  Michael Franti, Jorma
 Kaukonen, Jack Cassady and Luther Dickinson, Bonnaroo Music Festival,
 6/17/07
 2. Led Zeppelin, O2 Arena, London, 12/10/07
 3. Phil Lesh & Friends with Trey Anastasio, Glens Falls Civic Center,
 10/20/07
 4. Soul Stew Revival with Luther Dickinson, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA,
 12/31/07
 5. SuperJam (Ben Harper, John Paul Jones and ?uestlove), Bonnaroo Music
 Festival, 6/16/07
 6. USTORM Benefit, The Park West, Chicago, IL 3/31/07
 
 
 Tour of the Year
 ----------------
 1. Allman Brothers Band/RatDog
 2. D.U.M.B.: The Disco Biscuits and Umphrey's McGee
 3. Gov't Mule with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Mighty High Tour
 4. Solid Blues Tour: Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, The North
 Mississippi All-Stars & Joe Krown
 5. The String Cheese Incident: Summer
 6. Widespread Panic: Fall
 
 Studio Album of the Year
 ------------------------
 1. Dream: Keller Williams
 2. From The Corner To The Block: Galactic
 3. 100 Days, 100 Nights: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
 4. Page McConnell: Page McConnell
 5. The Conch: moe.
 6. The Mix-Up: Beastie Boys
 
 
 Live Album of the Year
 ----------------------
 1. Bringing It Home: Bonerama
 2. Brothers of a Feather: Live at the Roxy: Chris & Rich Robinson
 3. Escaping the Sargasso Sea: Lotus
 4. Live at the Murat: Umphrey's McGee
 5. Live at Tonic: Marco Benevento
 6. Live in the Northeast: Hot Buttered Rum
 
 
 Song (a composition first appearing on an official release in 2007)
 -------------------------------------------------------------------
 1. "Ah Mary" Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
 2. "Cadillac" Keller Williams
 3. "Circles" JJ Grey & MOFRO
 4. "Heavy Rotation" Page McConnell
 5. "Maria" ALO
 6. "Telling Sue" Assembly of Dust
 
 
 DVD of the Year
 ---------------
 1. Immagine in Cornice: Picture in a Frame: Pearl Jam
 2. JamCam Chronicles: Jam Cruise 5
 3. Keep on Marchin': North Mississippi Allstars
 4. Progressions: The Disco Biscuits
 5. Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth
 6. Years in Your Ears ...a story of Leftover Salmon
 
 
 Archival Album of the Year
 --------------------------
 1. Boston Common, 8-17-71, The Allman Brothers Band
 2. Live at Massey Hall 1971, Neil Young
 3. Three From The Vault, Grateful Dead
 4. Vegas 96, Phish
 5. Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 2
 6. Warts & All 5, moe.
 
 
 eMusic Download of the Year
 --------------------
 1. Cold Turkey 150- Benevento Russo Duo, American Babies, Apollo
 Sunshine, Keller Williams and Michael Franti (Relixradio.com)
 2. N'awlins Funkmasters 4/29/07, Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 4/29/07
 (Digitalsoundboard.net)
 3. Music For The Planet: a nugs.net benefit for Rock The Earth (Nugs.net)
 4. Phish, "Headphones Jam" (Livephish.com)
 5. Tractorbeam, Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA, 6/26/07
 (Livedownloads.com/Bisco)
 6. Widespread Panic, Driving Songs, Vol. 1, Summer 2007
 (Livewidespreadpanic.com)
 
 
 New Groove
 ----------
 1. Blue Turtle Seduction
 2. BuzzUniverse
 3. Cornmeal
 4. One Under
 5. Scarecrow Collection
 6. SeepeopleS
 7. The Brew

 

 


 
 ABOUT THE JAMMY AWARDS: Critically acclaimed for creating
 once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between the likes of John Mayer and
 Buddy Guy, Ryan Adams and Phil Lesh, Sinead O’Connor and Burning Spear,
 Béla Fleck & the Flecktones with McCoy Tyner and Savion Glover, Travis
 Tritt and the Disco Biscuits, and Peter Frampton and Guster, The Jammys
 was founded as an alternative to mainstream award shows. The Jammys is a
 celebration of the best in live improvisational music performance that
 pairs the brightest lights on the jam music scene with stars from the
 pop, rock, reggae, gospel and jazz realms.
 
 ABOUT PETER SHAPIRO: Peter Shapiro, co-creator of The Jammys (with
 Jambands.com founder Dean Budnick), is the former owner and operator of
 the influential New York rock club, Wetlands Preserve. Shapiro is a
 filmmaker whose credits include the critically acclaimed U2 3D, the IMAX
 concert film All Access and Chick Corea’s Rendezvous in New York DVD box
 set. He is also the Executive Producer of the Green Apple Festival,
 which will celebrate Earth Day on April 20, 2008 with eight simultaneous
 festival events across America.
 
 ABOUT RELIX: Founded in 1974, Relix magazine has for over three decades
 been one of the most trusted and respected music magazines in the United
 States. Relix is known as the bible of improvisational rock music—-while
 also covering everything from folk and blues to reggae, world beat and
 electronic music. With a readership of 360,000, Relix is a trusted voice
 for the passionate live music fan.
 
 Taylor Guitars (
 www.taylorguitars.com) was founded in 1974, and has
 evolved from a small venture between co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt
 Listug into the world's most successful and highly regarded manufacturer
 of high-end guitars. The company pioneered the use of computer
 technology, lasers, and other high-tech tools to craft acoustic guitars
 with unparalleled precision and consistency, and its blend of
 cutting-edge production and hands-on attention to detail distinguishes
 Taylor guitars as some of the most beautiful, easy-to-play, and
 musically inspiring acoustic, acoustic/electric and electric guitars in
 the world. Based in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars employs over
 450 people and currently produces over 300 guitars per day in its
 state-of-the-art factory. Many of today's most popular musicians
 play Taylors, including Dave Matthews, Prince, Taylor Swift, Clint
 Black, Jewel, Jason Mraz, Sarah McLachlan, the Goo Goo Dolls, Alan
 Jackson, George Strait, Pearl Jam, and Maroon 5.
 
 ABOUT eMusic:
 eMusic (
 www.emusic.com) is a specialty digital entertainment retailer
 that has been at the forefront of offering MP3 downloads and
 customer-friendly prices since its inception in 1998.  The company is
 focused on serving customers aged 25 and older by offering independent
 music and audio books in a universally compatible format at a great
 value. It is the world's largest retailer of independent music and the
 world's second-largest digital music service after iTunes, with more
 than 3.5 million tracks from 27,000 of the world's leading independent
 labels and thousands of titles from top audio book publishers. To
 super-serve its more than 400,000 customers, eMusic provides
 award-winning editorial content, a vibrant online community and
 unrivaled music discovery tools. eMusic's subscription-based service
 offers free music downloads or one free audio book at sign-up, giving
 consumers an inexpensive, low-risk way to explore great new music and
 books they wouldn't find otherwise. Based in New York with an office in
 London, eMusic is available in the U.S. and all 27 E.U. nations.
 eMusic.com Inc. is wholly owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the
 private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc.

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